Swimming Pool / Spa
Inspection Report


Linn County Public Health
1020 - 6th Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: (319) 892-6000 Fax: (319) 892-6099
E-mail: health@linncounty.org
  Facility Name: Comfort Inn and Suites
Address: 2025 Werner Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
Person Contacted: Dipti Amin
Title: General Manager/CPO
Registration No: SP57-077-100 \ SP57-077-101
Type: Follow-up

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-077-100 SP57-077-101
Area (ft.): 364 75
Volume (Sq. ft.): 10467 1077
Filter Type: Sand Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 0.6 4.6
ORP: 685/7.1 739/7.3
Pool: 1-8ppm, ORP 700-880 mV
If less than 0.6ppm or greater than 8.0ppm = closure
Spa: 2-8 ppm ORP 700-880 mV
If less than 1.0ppm or greater than 8.0ppm = closure
Chlorine (Total): 1.0 5.0
Chlorine (Combined): 0.4 0.4
Bromine: NA NA
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Cyanuric Acid: NA NA
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.0 7.2
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 50 50
Calcium Hardness: 350 220

 

Water Quality Information (continued)
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-077-100 SP57-077-101
Temperature (F): 82.5 100.4
Spa must not exceed 104°
Type of Disinfectant: Chlorine Chlorine
Disinfection make and model: Ecolab CalHypo 1030 EcoLab Cal Hypo 1030
Drain Cover make and model: Aquastar A10 Aquastar Wav12WR
Drain Cover exp. date: 2/10/2024 2/10/2024

Smoke Free Air Act
1. Facility in compliance with smoking ban?
( If no, complete complaint form )

Notes: Today's inspection is a reinspection after a routine inspection on 9.3.2021 where critical violations were noted. These critical violations have been fixed and the pool and spa may reopen today once the pool’s chlorine & pH are acceptable.

The new violations noted today shall be addressed within the next 30 days.

Please email a letter of correction stating how the violations listed below have been and/or will be corrected to diane.midcalf@linncounty.org within 30 days of this inspection.

# Section Reference Ref. Page
1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e 17
  Item: Records shall include results of chemical tests, results of microbial analyses, reports of complaints/injuries/illnesses, daily water temp. (spa), dates of draining/cleaning, GFCI tests
  Comment: Provide records of monthly microbial analysis.
   
2) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f(5) 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e(6) 17
  Item: Dates when filters are backwashed, cleaned, or changed included in Operational Records
  Comment: Provide dates when maintenance has been done to the pool and spa.
   
3) Water Quality Pool: 15.4(2)a(1) 9
  Item: Pool water shall have a free chlorine residual of at least 1.0 ppm and no greater than 8.0 ppm, or a total bromine residual of at least 2.0 ppm and no greater than 18.0 ppm when pool is in use
  Comment: This shall be documented at least every 4 hours while the pool is open. At least 2 of those tests each day shall be manual. If using the digital readers for the other times the ORP shall be between 700 and 880. If you get any readings out of these parameters, pool shall be closed immediately.
   
4) Water Quality Spa: 15.51(2)a(1) 9
  Item: Spa water shall have a free chlorine residual of at least 2.0 ppm and no greater than 8.0 ppm, or a total bromine residual of at least 4.0 ppm and no greater than 18.0 ppm when the spa is open for use
  Comment: This shall be documented at least every 2 hours while the spa.is open. At least 2 of those tests each day shall be manual. If using the digital readers for the other times the ORP shall be between 700 and 880. If you get any readings out of these parameters, spa shall be closed immediately.
   
5) Water Quality Spa: 15.51(3)b(2) 12
  Item: A spa containing 500 gal of water or less shall be drained once a week, a spa over 500 gal to 2000 gal shall be drained once every 2 weeks, and a spa over 2000 gal shall be drained once every 3 weeks
  Comment: Document the times that the spa is drained and cleaned. At minimum this should be every 3 weeks, preferably after a big weekend.
   
6) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)n(1)8 23
  Item: Rooms or buildings where chlorine is stored or used shall be placarded in accordance with 875--Chapter 140, Iowa Administrative Code
  Comment: The filter room door shall have a diamond placard that symbolizes the chemicals located within.
   
7) Safety Pool: 15.4(6)k 25
Spa: 15.51(5)i 18
  Item: Copies of MSDS sheets shall be available for employee review. Each member of staff shall review MSDS annually.
  Comment: Have all staff review and sign off on now and annually thereafter.
   
8) Safety Pool: 15.4(6)l 13
Spa: 15.4(6)l 19
  Item: The facility management shall develop a written emergency plan. The emergency plan shall be reviewed with the facility staff at least once a year, and the dates of review or training shall be recorded in the pool records.
  Comment: Have all staff review and sign off on now and annually thereafter.
   
  Name   Date
Inspector: Inspection:
     
Report Received By: Received:
Reviewed By: Reviewed:

These items must be corrected as soon as possible in order to comply with the Iowa Department of Public Health Swimming Pool and Spa Rules. A letter regarding the actions which will be taken in order to correct all deficiencies must be submitted within 30 days to this office. If for any reason you take issue with any of the items cited regarding swimming pool rules, a variance can be requested by following the instructions in the Iowa Department of Public Health Swimming Pools manual, amended July 8th, 2009, page 57, section 641-15.7 (135I). Variance requests regarding spa rules must be made in compliance with the instructions in the Iowa Department of Public Health Spa manual, revised July 8th, 2009, page 32, section 641-15.7 (135I).